3D Printing - Thematic Research
|出版日期||內容資訊||英文 57 Pages
|3D列印:專題研究 3D Printing - Thematic Research|
|出版日期: 2019年08月31日||內容資訊: 英文 57 Pages||
3D printing is in its mid-thirties and is now approaching market growth that Chuck Hull could only have dreamt about when he invented it in 1983.
By 2025, 3D printing, or additive manufacturing, will be a $32bn industry, rising to over $60bn by 2030. The compound annual growth rate (CAGR) between 2018 and 2025 will be 16%, according to GlobalData estimates, with software growing slightly faster than hardware, materials and services.
Yet behind the optimism, competition and casualties are increasing: UK powder maker Metalysis recently went into administration before being rescued by Power Resources, a mining company; SLM Solutions, a German manufacturer of 3D metal printers, had a poor first half of 2019, selling a third of the machines it sold in the first half of 2018 with revenues down 45%; and Organovo is considering its strategic options after biological performance issues with its 3D-printed liver tissues.
The 3D printing industry has come a long way since 1983 when Chuck Hull, co-founder of 3D Systems, created the first-ever 3D printed part. It still has a long way to go. Hull's invention led to the creation of an industry that has, until recently, been used primarily for prototyping purposes. Recent years have seen its disruptive influence growing and 3D printing is increasingly being used in the creation of final products.